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Residential VoIP Broadband Phone Service | Print |

Broadband Phone Service is also known as VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol. Basically, it is a phone service that uses an existing high-speed Internet connection, like DSL or Cable Internet as a way to connect you to the broadband phone company, rather than use a traditional phone line from your local phone company.

In most cases, you can port your existing phone number over to your broadband phone service, or get a new local phone number in your area, depending on where you live. Unlike traditional phone service, you can also get phone numbers from other areas, other than where you live. As a matter of fact, some people sign up for broadband phone service in the US, even though they travel or live overseas, so they can make and receive calls over the Internet through one of the local US numbers.

Some people just look at this service as a commodity phone service, and don't need to know how it actually works, or all the additional benefits and flexibility of the Internet. In other words, they just look at it as a way to save money when compared to their old phone line from the local phone company. While other customers try to maximize the technology benefits, as well as the cost savings.

In either case, it's a good product, especially if purchased from the right provider. Here are a couple companies that we feel are worth a look. Click the link of the product, and you can read all about the details, and sign up right online.

Packet 8 Broadband Phone Service

Packet 8 Broadband Phone Services: $19.95 off your first month of service! Get unlimited local and long distance broadband phone service with residential plans as low as $19.95/month and business plan starting from $34.95. *High-speed Internet connection required*

i connect here broadband phone service

iConnectHere Broadband Phone Is Here: Get the best international rates, great features, and your own phone number. Unlimited local and long distance calls available. Plans start at $15.99 per month. Free bonus minutes with every purchase!

My Phone Company Broadband Phone Service

My Phone Company Unlimited calls for Only $24.99/month One bill from one company with one low price for all your calls to anywhere in the USA and Canada. Lots of free features, and plans starting as low as $24.99. Absolutely NO additional surcharges!

OPEX VOIP Broadband Phone Service

Opex Internet Voice Unlimited Calling from $14.99 FREE: Local Calling, Instate Calling, Out of State Calling, and Calls to Canada. OPEX is an experienced company with outstanding customer service and NO termination fees or Contracts.....A Great Value!

Otherwise, if you want traditional local and long distance phone service, see our traditional options on the Residential Local Phone Service page.

Don't forget, if you are in need of a Broadband Internet connection to support your new broadband phone service, use our free Broadband Availability tool in the right-hand menu, or learn more about our multi-vendor high-speed Internet options in the Residential Broadband Internet section.

For those that are interested, here are some things to consider when getting Broadband VoIP Phone Service:


  • Less expensive line charges when compared to local service
  • Less expensive long distance charges, most carriers provide unlimited domestic long distance
  • Less expensive international rates on average
  • Dynamic use of phone numbers, not only can you port your regular number over, so you won't have to change phone numbers (in most cases), but most carriers will also allow you to get alternate numbers for little or no cost at all, so you can have a local phone number in another area, and have it ring to your Broadband VoIP Phone Line
  • Take your phone with you. If you take your Broadband VoIP Phone 'box' with you, you can plug it into any broadband Internet connection to make or receive calls from your line, which is much more dynamic than a traditional phone line


  • Your phone service is now only as reliable as your Internet connection. So, if you have regular trouble with your Internet connection, and expect a high level of phone service, you may want to consider a more traditional service
  • Additionally, if you live in an area that is unable to receive high-speed Internet service, then it may not a viable option at all, unless you get a satellite broadband Internet service, but you may have to test it and see if it meets your needs before giving up your regular phone service.

We will be adding more services as they become available and recommended to us from trustworthy sources, so stay tuned for more information. Of course, if you have questions, please contact us for more information.

Thank you for visting our Residential Broadband Phone Service VoIP section.

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